Listen to my words, LORD, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. For you are not aGod who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, LORD, detest. But I, by your great love, can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple. Lead me, LORD, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me. Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies. Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you. But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
I love how in this Psalm David writes, “in the morning I lay my requests before you…” Let me ask you something, do you ever pray first thing in the morning before you start your day?
Sometimes we can go an entire day without even taking a moment to connect with our God. We all love to sleep to the last possible second before we have to get up. And once we do get up, we are running to get ready for our day. We jump in the shower, brush our teeth, trying to find something to eat and then rushing out the door to catch a ride to school.
I want to encourage you, connect with God in the morning before you start your day. If it’s praying when you get up, praying in the shower, praying as you get ready, whatever it is, connect with God in the morning and let Him direct you day. Even right now as you’re reading this, just stop and take a moment to connect with your creator.